Here's a damn stickler!

I've been recording for about one year with Focusrite control on Mac connected to the Clarett 4 Pre and Logic.

After months of Googling and forums I have found NO answers to the following questions :
1 - If I try to mute my input devices from Focusrite Control it does strictly NOTHING. Only way to stop the feedback is to turn off the phantom power to the mics.
2 - And if I press on "mute" on any category ALL the categories are muted

3 - I'm sure there is some subtility I'm missing but for the life of me I can only monitor the "live" input and not the DAW (in this case Logic). I know there will be some latency issues surely but I would like to be able to do so.

I also own and use the RME Babyface Pro and their driver/program works for all the above like a charm.